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Australasia Cities Leader at Arup

Dr Tim Williams

Dr Tim Williams is head of Cities for Arup in Australasia and Chair of Open Cities, an advocacy group for next-gen infrastructure. He has written extensively on, and advised councils, governments and companies about, economic development, housing and Smart Cities. Tim has an international reputation as an urban strategist and practitioner in urban regeneration and housing having been a special advisor to 5 UK ministers for housing and urban policy before coming to Australia. He was a member of the international advisory panel for the 4th Plan of the Regional Plan Association of New York and between 2011 and 2017 he was CEO of the Committee for Sydney an influential urban policy forum. Tim is a member of the NSW government sponsored start-up eco-system advisory committee and of ‘NSW Circular’ a government backed body promoting the circular economy, hosted by UNSW. Tim is an adjunct professor at WSU and UTS and has an honorary doctorate from WSU, a Ph.D in history from the University of Wales and a history degree from Cambridge. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple.


See Tim speak at The Value of Affordable Housing + Byera Hadley Awards.